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Red Cross Honors Local Heroes for Support of Annual Campaign

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The success of this year’s campaign is a testament to the hard work of our heroes and the generosity of our community, said Jeffrey Putnam, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia

CALHOUN & CARTERSVILLE, GA, Sept 17, 2013 – For more than 95 years, the volunteers of the Northwest Georgia Chapter have been heroes for thousands of people throughout Northwest Georgia, lending aid during times of disaster, supporting military families and training citizens in lifesaving CPR and first aid skills. During July a group of local “Heroes” raised $20,673 to help the Red Cross continue its services in Gordon and Bartow Counties.

The “Heroes” were honored at a breakfast meeting on August 19th in Calhoun, where we thanked them for their hard work on behalf of the residents of Gordon & Bartow County.

“The success of this year’s campaign is a testament to the hard work of our heroes and the generosity of our community. The money raised will go a long way to helping families in Gordon & Bartow Counties prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies,” said Jeffrey Putnam, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia. “Everyone involved can truly take pride in knowing they have made a difference in the lives of their neighbors.”

This years Red Cross “Heroes” in Gordon County were Bob and Carol Nance, Patricia Gonzalez (Nance Carpets Human Resources Director), Frankie Beck (Nance Carpets Plant #2 Manager), Kimberly Cloer (Nance Carpets Executive Assistant), Sean Adcock (Nance Carpets Operations Manager), Ted Cassell (Nance Carpets Plant #1 Manager), Jack Mowry (Nance Carpets Plant #3 Manager), Betty Wheat and Jeannie Lofton, all of Nance Carpets; Bud Owens of Floyd Medical Center; Daniel Hebard of Gordon Hospital; Toby Holland of Executive Park Tires, Karla Martin of Painted Post Trading Company; Keith Brookshire of Keith’s Photography; Bruce Bowman of Fox Systems; Will Ostuw, Dana Thurman, Gerald Murphy, Debbie Murphy, Blake Holland and Kevin Caldera, all of Calhoun Drug Company; Joy Reeves; Jason Hawkins of Calhoun Elementary School and Charity Adams.

This years Red Cross “Heroes” in Bartow County were Craig Millsap of Bartow County Fire Department; Erick Housch of United Community Bank in Adairsville; Janet Queen of Georgia Power at Plant Bowen; and Stephanie Williams of Microtel Inns & Suites.

The Red Cross Board of Directors would like to recognize the following donors for making the Gordon & Bartow County Heroes Campaign a success: 2Work LLC; Box 1, Inc.; JDS Enterprises, Inc.; Defoor Investments, Inc.; Eshco LLC; David A Konter; CJ Dodd; D & R Wood Products; SCF Sales; Rug & Fringe Services, LLC; Blue Diamond Supplies, Inc.; Calhoun Counseling Center; Nance Carpet & Rug, Inc.; Watkins Shepard Trucking, Inc.; Dalton Box; Shaw Industries Group; Starkey Printing Company, Inc.; Dirty Dozen Stock Farm; Betty Wheat; Jeff Jones; Jason & Candice Hawkins; Dr. Michele Taylor; Louie McEntyre; Elizabeth Gillespie; Kimberly Epps, Jerry & Diane Smith; B.R. Weddle; Max Brannon & sons Funeral Home; Becky Matthews; Josh McClure; Barbara Woster; Lauren Davis; Will Ostuw; Calhoun Drug Company; Stephanie Williams; United Community Bank – Adairsville; David Repp; Woody Davis; Bruce Bowman; Painted Post Trading Company; Georgia Power; Bartow County F ire Department; Committee to Re-elect Sheriff Clark Millsap and BB&T Bank.